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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by jibjab1963, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Pmerrill

    Pmerrill Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Cheers JohnJ, I think the original post said Type 1 so I hadn’t considered gliclazide. But yes I think you’re right if you are on tablets you have to inform DVLA
     
  2. Australia 1

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    @Pmerrill, I am now a Type 1 and the Australian Doctors have me on Insulin and I am now getting good counsel on “Pumps”. I suppose you kind people are speaking of your Drivers license and Diabetes and the Government Driving Department is called DVLA.

    This is my Question. Metformin was the first Diabectic Drug I ever took. I took that for 2 years and then I was prescribed Gliclazide. I now recall this well. No insulin at all. I had Cancer that Started as Lymphoma and Radiation was the first course in 2004. Then I get Melanoma and the Diabectic date stated around February 2014. This was Type 2 Diabetes. Then the Lymphoma took off like a rabbit and 9 Courses off Chemotherapy started. It was very hard. I took a lot of Prednisone in this treatment. They left me on Gliclazide but started me on 10 Units of Novorapid for 3x a day and super low Carb meal. By the Time I got out of that Hospital I was on 2 Tablets of the Pills and a new Regime of Novorapid. In The United Kingdom if you take anything at all for a Diabectic treatment that became as a mark on your Driving record for the rest of your life, is my understanding correct Gentleman??????
    Cheers and thank you Sir.
    Sam.
     
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    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    im a type 1 diabetic i got a letter stating ive lost my 3.5 ton / 7.5 ton classes but i can re apply for these classes at my expence !
     
  4. Lordy100

    Lordy100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can get yr C & D categories back but have to pass a medical and yr consultant has to complete a questionnaire. You also have to demonstrate regular blood testing over a 3 month period. I got my licence reinstated but then lost them on the annual reassessment because I had gaps in my testing. I don't drive professionally.
     
  5. Pmerrill

    Pmerrill Type 1.5 · Active Member

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    Hi Sam

    My apologies for not getting back to you sooner, I must admit I really don't know, I can really only speak of my own expreience and have no idea about policies outside of the UK.

    I guess in the event that your medicine is notifiable to the DVLA (yes this is the agency that deals with licencing in the UK) then by default that will become a permanent record as you then get issued a special driving licence which is renewable every 3 years. I think this is the same for all insulin controlled diabetics and there may be even more restrictions if you've needed medical assistance for Hypos. In addition T1 Diabetes is most definitely for life and therefore I'm always going to have to re-apply for my licence and notify the DVLA as to what meds I'm on.

    All the best

    Pete
     
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